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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of condolences today in washington calling for a safety review of all u.s. nuclear plants and offered assurances that harmful levels would not reach the west coast. >> now, state health officials are trying to reassure us tonight that the west coast does not face a serious threat from japan. this one is in san francisco. and uc berkeley scientists put up one on top of the engineering building. california's director of public health says reports are not true. >> there are winds shift sog some will be blowing west. almost all will get washed out by storms that are there and dissipate. >> dr. backer says there may be a slight increase in radiation over next few day buzz amount will be no greater than what we're exposed to on a daily basis. >> many people continue to have concerns about dangerous radiation reaching our shores. rain freedman has been following this story and not everyone believes what they hear from the government. >> that is true. it's more of mistrust. and there are a lot of people still buying radiation dedoctors on ebay, and are buying pills in stores. and there are people saying
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
questioned why it's not taking action now to verify the safety of u.s. nuclear plants along fault zone autos right now executive director, you're doing nothing new. not one thing. i have haven't heard anything. i look at what germany is doing and switzerland. none are panicking. they're just being, i think just okay. let's take another look at these places that have seismic activity. and i don't see anything pro active. i worry about that. >> the chairman says the commission has two inspectors at every u.s. nuclear power plant at all times. diablo canyon sits near four faults and pg&e says it's designed to withstand a 7.5 quake. >> and the california state university system has decided to pull all students out of japan, about 45 students applied at the study abroad program. another 55 about to travel to japan. they're going to have to wait. the students are in the tokyo and tyoto areas none near the disaster. areas. >> there is some concerns about shortages perhaps happening or problems becoming more complicated as time goes on so we felt for safety of the stud yentsz it would be best to hav
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
u.s. set back. the crew that ejected as it went down. >> and the alliance between the left and right on libya. what lawmakers think of the air assault. >>> a major step forward for workers in japan. [ male announcer ] it's aule of nature. you don't decide when vegetables reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pick vegetables only when they're perfect. then freeze em fast so they're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant soft! hard! [ male announcer ] how do you decide between crunchy and soft tacos? why don't we have both? [ male announcer ] old el paso. hard and soft tacos. ♪ feed your fiesta. >>> and muammar gaddafi denounced the bombing and pledged forces will quote beat them. the coalition targeted gaddafi's forces for the fourth night as a compromise that started to emerge allowing the us to us hand over to nateo nato can only take over once all of the member nation as prove the plan. >> i said at the outset this was going to be a matter of days and not weeks and there is nothing based on how we've been abl
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. a heart felt thank you. >> the medal is one of the oldest honors presented by u.s. military, only a handful of given each year. >> and headlines 19 u.s. banks passed a government stress test that. means they're healthy enough to weather another recession and can boost stockholders dividends. wells fargo more than doubled and announced a00 million shared stock buy back. cisco systems declared a first dividend ever, six cents per share. and was sitting on $40 billion in cash. the dividend amounts to a small fraction of that. starbucks today announced a 12% increase for coffee you buy in stores and supermarkets. the cost of the beans hit record level autos still, coming up at 6:30, president obama issues an ultimatum to libya's muammar gaddafi, cease-fire, or face a military assault. >> a moment of silence in japan tonight. bringing you up to speed on efforts to cool nuclear reactors there. >> michael finney reports on where you can get taxes do >>> fweerngs president obama says choice is now muammar gaddafi's, stop attacking his people in labora or face an international military res
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
:30 target liba. u.s. military commanders give high marks from blocking government force autos america in a cross roads. the republican formula for jobs and the economy. >> and why the at and t take over of t-mobile is getting negative reviews. >>> good evening, the united states and coalition partners are wrapping up a third night of air and naval attacks in liba. this time on the capitol of tripoli. the u.s. commander says attacks have succeeded in stopping muammar gaddafi's ground forces from advance together rebel held city of benghazi. one air strike hit a building at the compound. general carter ham says the u.s. is not targeting gau gaud -- gaddafi directly. >> we have an effort to degrade libyan regimes o of -- military command and control capability and i think we've had some affect in that regard. >> also, reiterating to protect civilians from the humanitarian front. >> not only only was he carrying out murders of civilians but he threatened more... said we'll show no mercy to people who lived in benghazi. >> president obama says u.s. will soon back way from the leading role
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
up to $3.90, san francisco, 3.95s oodz abc news is reporting gary lock will be named next u.s. ambassador to china. he is the first asian american secretary of commerce and former governor of washington. white house points out he has more than two decades of experience in dealing with china. >> a san jose soldier has been killed in afghanistan. the 31-year-old died over the weekend. he's a member of an army bomb squad and he was trying to disarm one bomb when he stepped other another, hidden. wells played bag pipes at military funerals. his wife is eight months pregnant with their second child. >> the united states will resume putting suspected terrorists on trial at guantanamo bay, cuba. president obama ending a tw year ban. white house reiterated a commit tomt close guantanamo bay. the president vowed to shut down that prison within a year after taking office. he wanted to try inmates in federal court systems but the plan met with resistance on capitol hill. >> u.s. supreme court refused to hear a sacramento man's latest challenge against a government reverence to god. the a
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
and baby shouldn't be around radiation. hopefully things will clear up they'll stay in the u.s. indefinitery. and those arriving has given us a glimpse. >> it took five and a half hours to get back into downtown tokyo. hundreds of people waiting for buses that rarely came. convenience store shelves were bare of food. it was near panic. >> getting a taxi sim possible. train and bus services far from running on a normal schedule. >> i worked -- walked three hours from downtown to my apartment. >> getting on a plane is relatively easy if you can get to the airport. >> we're on the road today, and it's a ghost town. the highway, we're worried, and left two days early to get to the airport. got there two days earlyly. no one could get to the airport. >> at sfo there were a group of people returning to japan following a trip to south america, for days they couldn't reach family members on the phone. >> we're in peru and i tried chris says he never expected yappan, especially tokyo to shut down today. >> and people should understand this could happen anywhere. >> for him and those arr
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> coming up tonight at 6:30, president obama's nationally televised explanation of the u.s. role in libya. >> lawmakers questioning exit strategy. >> and japan's nuclear crisis. has it become another chernoble? has it become another chernoble? >> mmm. ahh. yeah. bacon. come celebrate bonalia! only at denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> president obama said america had a responsibility to act against muammar gaddafi. the president's address this afternoon outlined u.s. involvement in the military attacks against libyan forces. and mark matthews is here now with reaction from bay area members of congress. >> yes this, evening the president laid out reasons for attacking the forces in libya and says nato will take over liedership wednesday, but questions about how the united states will get out remain. after a week of bombing of libyan ground forces and antiaircraft, the president laid out reasons for going in. >> when our interests and values are at stake there is a responsibility to achblgt -- act that. is what happened in libya. >> he said the bombing of the forces prevented a sl
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
was obvious. it let loose it's fury. the tsunami took anything and everything in the path. u.s. geological survey specialist eric gheist has been monitoring the swell. >> they get going and they're long lasting and can travel across the pacific. only thing going to stop them is a land mass. >> a tsunami is a series of waves created by an under sea earthquake. it happens when a quake thrusts the ocean believe upwards, forcing water above to it rise quickly. and this then races upwards. and the wave travels into shallower water near the coast it slows and grows in high the first part of the tsunami to reach land is a trough of water called a draw back. water near shore move as way from the coast and that water doesn't stay away long returning rapidly and creating potentially devastating surges. tsunamies can travel thousands of miles taking hours to settle. >> there is wave after wave recorded for many hours. >> this animation shows the impact and magnitude of the tsunami following the hansu quake off japan's coast. >> some shore lines are very flat once hit flat regions they can go very far
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
over to the fbi and the u.s. attorney's office. >>> a court battle today over san francisco's rank choice voting. is the controversial voting system legal? >> and getting paid for digging up your lawn. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> the case deals with the constitutionality of san francisco's election system. abc7's caroline tyler is covering the story. >> two of these three judges on the u.s. circuit court of appeals panel are from san francisco. probably already familiar with the disputed voting system. >> since 2004 the rank choice system has allowed san francisco voters to pick their top three choices in a race. if no candidate collects a majority of first place ballots, the person who comes in last is eliminated. those who chose that candidate have their choice transferred to their second or third choice until someone wins. there was voter confusion but the architect of the system says other surveys indicate voters understand. >> that doesn't means inly they can sit down and count the ballots for you, but they understand what they have to do as v
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
into egypt and the u.s. is air lifted supplies to help with the crisis. >> the unrest libya has taken a million barrels of oil off the market per day. the white house is not yet ready to open up the oil reserves and are confident other nations can pick up the slack. oil prices took another big jump today, up more than $2.5 to under $4 a barrel, highest closing price in 29 months, and here is how wall street reacted to that. the dow took an 88 point plunge today, nasdaq fell 14. >> a grand jury released details of a 49 count indictment against a suspect in the tucson, arizona shooting massacre charging a 22-year-old with murder in the deaths of a u.s. district attorney judge and gabe zimmerman. laugtner faces charges of causing death to, or injuring par tis nants a federal activity. he pled not guilty during a shooting rampage. >> house speaker john boehner says he's laumpbing a legal defense from the law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing smaerjz. the obama administration says it's being challenged as unconstitutional. boehner now pledges the house will step up to
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
didn't see the amount of u.s. exports rising. in 2010 we exported 3.4 million to japan in fruits and vegetables. >> and. >> i don't think you've seen much in terms of u.s. exports. >> and and honda says it cannot assemble cars because of a lack of parts. >>> a former prime minister of libya says his count very ready to talk with rebel leaders and accept political reforms possibly elections. nato will assume full control monday and today said they would make command of the operation. it will be divided evenly. france declared its under control. an official says gaddafi's ground forces are still a threat. the president is schedule td make expansive remarks in a speech monday afternoon. >> abc news obtained never before seen evidence in the arson death of a palo alto woman. her boyfriend convicted of murder last month. and jennifer, a budding real estate agent. her boyfriend now an american citizen, known as paul cruising hot spots in his fancy range rover. funny. life of the party. entertaining friends in his sprawling hokka lounge n a chilling phone call two months before her deat
ABC
Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
laughed at u.s. calls for him to step down and claiming that young rebels are being drugged. >> when he can laugh and n.talking to americans and international journalists while slaughtering his own people, it underscores how unfit is he to lead and how disconnected is he from reality. >> and a meeting in switzerland, secretary of state clinton called on gaddafi to resign and did not discuss possible military options and the pentagon says all options are open for protecting libyan citizens. >> and now to san mateo, police just completed a news conference about a shooting in which officers killed an armed suspect. police say he shot first. the shooting took place around 11:00 this morning. officers responded to a cvs store after reports with a customer threatening an employee with a gun. >> the suspect pointed a gand ghun -- handgun and fired upon them. the suspect fled to his backyard. an officer encountered the armed suspect and fired one shot, striking the suspect and ending the immediate threat. >> this happened about a block from aragon high school. the officers are on paid administr
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
. the u.s. drought monitor show nose part of california is normally high. >> we zrobt a drought in to 11. >> some groups say it's time to revisit the issue. >> i don't think you use emergency measures. the problem is that it's a bit of crying wolf, allowing to you kurk yum vent the rules. >> in california droughts are not just about weather patterns but about the state's aging water infrastructure, some parts of the state have a water shortage because it's doifl get water to them. for that reason, formers hope the declaration is kept in place so californians continue to conserve. there will be water when the state figures out how to deliver to it par. ed areas. >> there are areas that are receiving half of the projected water supply. we cannot say the drought is over. >> the state wrestle was whether to lift this declaration some agencies are looking at brimming reservoirs wondering if restrictions make sense anymore. >> we're looking at recommending we lift restrictions because we've refilled our storage. >> the last survey of the year is april 1 giving brown administration a better pic
ABC
Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
, a group believes god is killing u.s. service members because of the country's tolerance of homosexuality. john roberts said the constitution protects even hurtful speech on issues to ensure we do not stifle the debate. >> what sk said and done is so offensive but a matter of public concern and a peaceful demonstration. and this is consistent with protected speech. >> justice alito saying the church group is only seeking public attention. >> upbeat report on the economy. the federal reserve's beige book says there has been modest to moderate growth and sights robust sales. on the down side price of crude oil closed today at more than $100 a barrel. and gas prices rose another penny overnight. and is now selling for 4:05 a gallon. a jobs report kept stock prices from falling. and ama conthreatened to receiver tie was 10,000 afill yates in california if it's forced to collect internet sales taxes. one official calls it a threat to california jobs. >> congress avoided a shut down passing a short term bill. resolution signed by president this afternoon extends funding just two weeks. and. >>
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
muammar khadafy needs to go and needs to do so now. the president says the u.s. is considering a full range of options to deal with the crisis. he refused to rule out establishing a no-fly zone in order to protect libyan civilians who have been attacked by libyan warplanes. >> president obama's comments came when mexican president felipe calderon. they agreed to combat drug violence and breakthrough in efforts to end a longstanding dispute over cross border trucking. >> former oakland mayor ron dellums has been named vice chairman of a washington, d.c. lobbying firm. he is a lifelong democrat. he served in congress for 18 years. he left office under a cloud facing a $250,000 tax bill. he was unable to pay on his city salary. >> there is new sense of optimism that the disappeared that amelia, air heart could be found. a dive team is ready from new guinea. the wreckage was found in 2002 but putting a team experienced enough has been difficult until now. to determine whether three bones found last year at another location belonging to her have come back inconclusive. she disappeared in a
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm PST
shift points out it's low in sugars. and the u.s. government making corn a viable alternative. >> corn is part of the solution but not the solution. >> we're trying to focus on fuel that's contribute to american jobs and for this company, the fuel and distribution matters more than the source. from oakland abc 7 news. >> headlines now a banner day on wall street. dow jones gained 126 points today. and analysts noticed banks may raise dividends. >> toyota now sold more than three million hybrids around the world including lexus models. the company says it will dedicate itself nor in the future. and new competition for net flix tonight tonight. there is official was the va in washington are taking a look at a program here in the bay area that is to help former soldiers who are out of the service but in jail. and they're held in a separate unit just for them. >> he has been out of the navy for years, out of jail just months. >> how is life? >> great. >> he says going to jail saved his life because he was an inmate here at san francisco county jail number five. every inmate in this pod is
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
patients cope with being hospitalized. >>> good evening, again. u.s. supreme court today tackled what could become the largest class action job discrimination suit in history initiated by a bay area woman more than 10 years ago, akugs walmart of promoting a culture favoring men over women in pay and promotions. women makeup less than 15% of the managers. >> i have heard from numerous women telling me the same story. lines of disparaging treatment and lack of emotion as well as lack of pay. >> and plaintiffs are asking for permission to move forward with the suit walmart insists they dmot discriminate. >> three plaintiffs are trying to represent 1.5 million associates. >> this decision is expected by summer. >> first, twitter now san francisco lawmakers are trying to keep other companies in town with new cut proposals. and supervisors are considering a payroll tax break. >> daniel founded four companies, the latest cloud engine manufactures an award winning product called pogo plug. >> as entrepreneurs we watch cash care fly he's examining the city tax code, levying a payroll tax on salaries
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